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CMS advises Equitix on European project portfolio acquisition

29/04/2021

Berlin – CMS has advised key infrastructure fund client Equitix on the conditional acquisition of stakes in six public-private partnership (PPP) projects held by DIF Capital Partners.

The projects are located in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. The portfolio includes, apart from the German A7 Bordesholm-Hamburg motorway PPP and the Netz West rolling stock concession in Germany, a 25% stake in the Dutch IJmuiden PPP, the world’s largest sea lock, the A1/A6 and the N18 Enschede-Groenlo road PPPs and the Vienna Radiation Oncology Hospital PPP.

The transaction was announced on 19 April following a competitive sale process and is subject to a number of regulatory and other approvals.

The transaction was led by Bill Carr (London, Corporate). A CMS Germany team headed by Gerd Leutner and Nicolai Ritter advised on the German projects, the A7 motorway and Netz West.

CMS Germany

Dr Gerd Leutner, Lead Partner, Berlin, Corporate/M&A
Dr Nicolai Ritter, Lead Partner, Berlin, Real Estate & Public
Dr Jens Moraht, Partner, Berlin
Alexander Schmitt, Counsel, Berlin, both Banking & Finance
Dr Henry Stieglmeier, Senior Associate, Berlin, Dispute Resolution
Martin Cholewa, Counsel, Stuttgart
Kai Neuhaus, Partner, Brüssel
Moritz Pottek, Senior Associate, Brüssel, all Competition & EU
Dr Martin Eichholz, Associate, Berlin
Charlotte-Sophie Unger, Associate, Berlin, both Corporate/M&A

CMS UK

Bill Carr
Buky Alakija
Veronica Andersson, all Corporate
Russell Hoare, Competition
Jonathan Dames, Finance
Paul Smith, EPC

CMS Netherlands

Cecilia van der Weijden
Jeroen Berlage
Roderick Nieuwmeyer
Maurits Rabbie
Marcellina Rietvelt
Etienne Courbois

CMS Austria

Peter Huber
Bernt Elsner
Marcell Clark
Mario Maier
Simon Cook
Ruth Bittner

CMS Luxembourg

Gérard Maitrejean

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